Hello everyone, at last a chance to sit down and write to you this week. I have a sneaky suspicion that my newsletter failed to reach you last week. We had a minor problem with the mail for Bellaonline, and even though the newsletter said it was sent Ė Iíve heard from some of my readers that it didnít get through. So if you didnít get a newsletter from last week you can access it from the following link. Go to the right side of the screen and click on ďpast issuesĒ. Youíll see the newsletter for 23rd October 2013. http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/Quilting
Itís been a busy week for me so far with our monthly Sunshine Linus gathering up on the Sunshine Coast. A huge day as always and we managed to distribute such a lot of goodies to those in need. Pop over to the blog to see what we got up to. http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/
Iíve been going like the clappers binding toweling clothing protectors (bibs) for dementia patients in nursing homes. My sewing room has a soft white layer of toweling fluff as far as the eye can see! My darling complained that itís starting to spread up the stairs! These clothing protectors are made out of the towels the nursing homes canít use because theyíve been over washed, but they make perfect bibs. We use very bright fabrics for the binding and they look pretty spiffy, even if I say so myself. We are told that some dementia patients can use up to six clothing protectors each day, so weíll always have a need for them.
Last week I posted a book review on a book written by Debbie Mumm. Itís a pretty book with lots of simple little projects to make over a weekend. Hereís the review: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181738.asp
Iíve got some great little interesting bits for you to browse through this week; I hope you find something that interests you.
http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/2008/02/one-of-my-favou.html a pinny for your pinkie
http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2011/04/mini-bookshelf-quilt-tutorial.html a bookshelf quilt wall hanging for the bookworm in your life
http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/how-to-make-pincushions/ a dainty pincushion to create
http://pompomrouge.wordpress.com/how-to-make-a-pinwheel/ I used to make these for gifts Ė arenít they sweet
http://gingerpatches.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/tutorial.html if just fooling around gets you this outcome Ė Iím in!!
http://jennifercarson.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/360/ stitch a softie sea horse
http://seekatesew.com/boy-friday-robot-toy-bucket-tutorial/ these great toy buckets make for a quick clean up.
http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2013/04/coat-hanger-cover-tutorial.html a covered coat hanger always makes a lovely gift
http://starshapedandshiny.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/sleepy-cat-cushion.html Iím not a fan of cats, but I have a great meow load of friends that are. Enjoy!
http://freerice.com/index.php?&t=20739180937&s=Famous%20Paintings#/english-vocabulary/1390 have given you this one before, itís fabulous and your free play helps people in need.
Well, dear quilters, thatís all I have for this week. Sorry about the lateness of this newsletter, there just arenít enough hours in my day at present! So I hope this newsletter finds you well and getting on with the business of life. Speak again next week.
Till then, cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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